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Development is urbanization. The case for regenerative African cities.

Urban success is related to three issues: location, location and location. The success of metropolitan areas is related to three other issues: governance, governance, and governance, says Professor Pedro B. Ortiz, a senior urban planner at the World Bank in Washington DC. Ortiz delivered a keynote address at the Future of Cities Forum in Kampala in July. This year’s … Continued

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Ekurhuleni: The Making of an Urban Region

This book is a very useful contribution to understanding the tortured history of Ekurhuleni — the extensive urban region lying to the east of Johannesburg — and the complicated legacy facing the current administration.


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